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Nick

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Nick. Im a recent BioMedical Engineering graduate from UC San Diego and Im planning on attending graduate school there in the fall. Starting in high school I tutored students in piano and in chemistry but most loved coaching students in debate. This involved meeting up with people one-on-one, finding out where they need to improve, and developing them personally so that they can make the right arguments and make them effectively.

As for tutoring in subjects like math and science, I think one of the most important things is to truly understand why a concept works and why it is relevant. Its easy to get bogged down when something seems arbitrary or pointless so I really want to help students understand the reason for a certain concept or idea. I think pictures and analogies are always far more helpful then abstract explanations and I will try to use these to give students as intuitive of an understanding as possible. I always want to stress learning how to figure things out over just memorizing formulas. What you simply memorize you will forget, but what you learn, even if you forget the specifics, you can always figure out again because you know how to do so.

Other than tutoring, I enjoy drawing and reading. And I especially enjoy being outside or playing sports such as basketball, ultimate frisbee, and skateboarding. No fancy tricks though, unfortunately. Im not cool enough. But just cruising around school is really fun.

Nick’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2160

SAT Verbal: 800

GRE Quantitative: 165

GRE Verbal: 166

Hobbies

Basketball, skateboarding, & drawing.

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Physics 2

AP Physics C: Mechanics

Applied Mathematics

CLEP Prep

CLEP Calculus

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP Precalculus

COMPASS Mathematics Prep

Discrete Math

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

English

Finite Mathematics

GED Prep

GED Math

Graduate Test Prep

GRE

GRE Quantitative

GRE Verbal

High School Physics

Math

MATLAB

Middle School Math

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Trigonometry